Newsletter Articles

Winter Safety on the Road
January 31, 2021

We don’t have a lot of ice and snow here in Portland, but winter riding still has its peculiar hazards: rain, wet leaves, puddles, wet manhole covers and railroad tracks. Specifically, I would urge all of us to keep riding, but to the extent possible stay out of wet leaves… Read More

PayPal Workaround
January 31, 2021

Are you frustrated by the use of PayPal to process payments on the club’s website? Well, you’re not alone. We are working on a different system, but in the meantime, use these instructions to use your credit card instead of a PayPal account. But first, just a little history. We… Read More

Three Months ’til Reach the Beach 2021
January 31, 2021

As each new year rolls in, at least for the last almost three decades, I have used the Reach the Beach announcement as a marker of time to scan the future and plot out my upcoming year’s rides. Those plans motivated me to go to the gym to maintain… Read More

Save the Date: San Juan Islands 2021
January 31, 2021

Here we go again! We tried this in 2020 and you know what happened. It’s a new year, and although as I write this the pandemic is worse than ever, we hold out hope. Let’s try again for a San Juan Island trip. It may look different, but it… Read More

Your Club at Work: January 2021
December 31, 2020

BATTLE WITH BLACKBERRIES Your fellow club member, Dave McQuery, registered complaints to more than one public agency this fall about the overgrowth of blackberry  ✎  bushes on the Marine Drive Trail. Specifically, his frustration was with the portion of the bike path between the Gleason Memorial Boat Ramp… Read More

Seattle to Portland 2021
December 31, 2020

STP Volunteers Ann & Magdelana 2019 As cyclists, the first of the year brings the excitement of a new cycling season and the making of plans for riding in the upcoming year. STP (Seattle to Portland) is on many cyclists’ to-do lists. As a member of Portland Bicycling… Read More

Molalla Forest Road, Traverso Section
December 31, 2020

Molalla River Corridor, photo by Elmer Lorenzo, Club Member I am writing as a representative of the City of Canby Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.  We are in the early stages of developing a new section of the old and now defunct Molalla Forest logging road to become… Read More

Meet the Candidates for 2021
December 1, 2020

  PRESIDENT Doug Myers. Duties of the president: To conduct all club meetings and executive board meetings, represent the club in legal matters, appoint a nomination committee and conduct elections, be a standing member of all committees, and appoint temporary board members if board members resign. Write a monthly… Read More